EPISODE #6328: EUROPEAN VACATION
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ E L G _ A N
W _ F _ _ _ S
Angela tastes some BELGIAN WAFFLES. At least one of these people could have a potentially big feast…
Angela Scaramella: unit rep on cardiology/telemetry floor and artist from Flemington, NJ
Vanessa McCall: financial consultant for credit union & former CEO who does a rap about this show on the air from Newark, DE
Steven Etheridge: engineer & MBA student from Decatur, IL
$2K Tossup: PLACE
P E A _ E F U L
M _ _ _ _ W
Steven solves PEACEFUL MEADOW.
FEATURED EUROPEAN VACATION: Ireland worth $9,198
Round 1: SONG TITLE
He wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $2,500. From here, it’s all Angela — she calls up a $500 N, three $650 T’s, four I’s, two H’s for the TravelSmith gift tag, five E’s, an O, two $700 L’s, two G’s for the WC, the last vowel of A and three $500 S’s. Board…
E _ E _ _ / L I T T L E
T H I N G / S H E
_ O E S / I S / _ A G I _
…she solves Sting and the Police’s “EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC” for $7,350 cash & GT.
Vanessa: $0/Steven: $2K/Angela: $8,350 cash & GT WC
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Angela first picks a $550 T, but LOSES A TURN just as quick. Second, Vanessa rounds up an S for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, three $500 N’s, four I’s, and a $650 G, but the same BANKRUPT forces her to give up $2,400 and her plate. Third, Steven chooses a $600 H, but then F for flunk. After Angela spins up the other normal BANKRUPT to lose the 550 bucks and her WC, Vanessa uncovers a B and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…$$$. She then takes a stab at this board…
B _ _ S H I N G / _ _
_ N / _ _
I T _ _ I _ N
I _ _
…she nails BRUSHING UP ON MY ITALIAN ICE.
SOLE DUD: F (Steven)
SOLE LaT: Angela
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Vanessa: $10K/Steven: $2K/Angela: $8,350 cash & GT
PP/Express Round: ON THE MAP
Vanessa leads the way w/ a $500 S, three FP A’s, a $900 T, a $700 H, two E’s and the same number of I’s, after which she says a $700 R, two $3,500 C’s, an O to finish off the vowels, a $600 K and two $900 N’s before she finally solves w/ all of this…
T H E / C A N A _ I A N
R O C K I E S
…she’s won another $11,450 and a trip to THE CANADIAN ROCKIES worth $10,998 for a total of $22,448 in that round alone!
Vanessa: $32,448 cash & Canada/Steven: $2K/Angela: $8,350 cash & GT
$3K Tossup: LIVING THING
H _ _ E _
B A _ G E R
Steven captures a HONEY BADGER.
Consonants are worth $1,600 each. Two P’s show up late in this round…
T H _ / P _ R _ _ C T
T _ M P _ R _ T _ R _
…it might not be THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE for any of you living in the cold, but Vanessa has added another $4,800 to her big total.
DUDS: N (Vanessa), S (Angela), D (Steven)
Vanessa: $37,248 cash & Canada/Steven: $5K/Angela: $8,350 cash & GT
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $2,950
$100K Bonus Round
Vanessa lands on the I of SPIN at the last moment.
Even w/ the QU-, I think this one’s easy…
_ _ _ T E
_ / _ _ _ L
HPDA pretty much gives her the bottom line…
_ _ _ T E
A / H A _ L
…but she has defeated the QU-trick to leave w/ $70,248 cash & trip! That sure is QUITE A HAUL.
$5K SPIN ID: AF7955046
MY RATING: 8